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Kirsten Johansen, MBA

Kirsten Johansen, MBA

Kirsten brings a wealth of leadership experience from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. With a diverse background, in addition to her corporate roles, she has successfully owned and operated brick-and-mortar establishments and online ventures, demonstrating her adeptness at navigating challenges across various business landscapes throughout her career. Her international experiences, particularly spending half her time in Malta among a multicultural community, have fueled her passion for languages. Currently studying Turkish, German, and Maltese, Kirsten aims to achieve conversational fluency in all three languages. Her love for travel has led her to explore numerous destinations across the United States, Asia, Canada, Central America, Mexico, South America, Africa, Europe, and Oceania.

Clients engaging with GTO Coaching receive personalized, dynamic coaching and instruction tailored to their individual needs, professional aspirations, and English language proficiency goals.

Professional Experience

  • Executive and Senior Leadership

  • Growth Strategies and Business Expansion including Merger Integration

  • Organizational Change and Transition Management

  • Operational Management and Process Supervision

  • Employee Performance Management

  • Project Leadership and Task Management

  • Employee Engagement and Team Motivation

  • Professional Development and Advisory Services

  • Public Speaking & Presentation

  • Group Facilitation and Workshop Moderation

  • Professional Communication and Business Messaging

Native Language

  • English

Dialect and Region

  • American English, Pacific Northwest (Seattle)


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (BA)


  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Business English


  • Appointments and Classes are typically available between 7 am and 8 pm Central Europe Time (CET)

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Giraffe | Tango | Octopus

The Giraffe: Quietly powerful, fiercely loyal, and when it's time to play, watch out for high kicks, neck-swinging, and singing with friends.  The giraffe's heart has three distinct parts, spans two feet, and weighs 25 pounds.

The Tango: Hearts connected, moving in rhythmic unison to create a wonderful, unique, and unstoppable pairing.

The Octopus: A smart, stealthy, introvert. Happy in the solitude of the undersea garden as well as having fun with diverse friends under and above the ocean waves. The octopus has three hearts to power its main brain and eight busy, independent arms.

Recognize the mosaic of your identity, integrating and celebrating your unique talents, cultural heritage, and life experiences.


Invest in developing your English proficiency and business acumen, empowering yourself to lead authentically and with unwavering confidence.


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